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by John M
14 Nov 2009, 00:54
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Hi. I am new here !!
Replies: 11
Views: 4277

Re: Hi. I am new here !!

Welcome Ray!
by John M
07 Nov 2009, 15:25
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Factor Video
Replies: 133
Views: 43923

Re: Doris Day: General Discussion 3

Point taken, wise webmaster. 8)
by John M
07 Nov 2009, 02:38
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Factor Video
Replies: 133
Views: 43923

Re: Doris Day: General Discussion 3

He made it impossible for her to divorce him without going bust, so what makes you think it would have been any easier for her to sack him as her agent? Because I work in the industry Michele, and one has zero to do with the other. Their joint investments as husband and wife were jeopardized by a d...
by John M
06 Nov 2009, 12:01
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Factor Video
Replies: 133
Views: 43923

Re: Doris Day: General Discussion 3

No, I don't buy that way of thinking. She talks in her autobiography about Marty signing her to films without her knowledge as early as Do Not Disturb . That can happen exactly once. If you KEEP allowing him to do that after that, it's because you are choosing to let him do that. I don't believe he ...
by John M
05 Nov 2009, 22:04
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Factor Video
Replies: 133
Views: 43923

Re: Doris Day: General Discussion 3

Except that Bryan, deferring to Marty WAS her choice. She CHOSE to allow him to make all those decisions/deals and she could have stopped him anythime she wanted to. As for the mismanaged finances, even Doris said in 1991 she believes that Marty just trusted the wrong man, until it was too late. The...
by John M
04 Nov 2009, 01:11
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day "Personality"
Replies: 17
Views: 6875

Re: Doris Day "Personality"

And Mikey, to me, that is the most important thing... that people have loved and enjoyed her work. No matter what genre, people loved what she did. And loved it madly. That doesn't seem to happen too much anymore. But then, there aren't too many stars with the kind of talent Doris had, plus her 110%...
by John M
03 Nov 2009, 21:15
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Factor Video
Replies: 133
Views: 43923

Re: Doris Day: General Discussion 3

I agree with Bryan that you can't re-write history. But it is fun to play what if sometimes. I can see Doris as Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls . She would have been great. She was definitely NOT the one for My Fair Lady , which really should have been Julie Andrews anyway. (But we can't rewrite histo...
by John M
03 Nov 2009, 21:01
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day "Personality"
Replies: 17
Views: 6875

Re: Doris Day "Personality"

Sorry guys. I LOVE Doris' talent. That does not mean I'm blind to crappy songs and bad recordings, even by her. :wink: And YES, she did have some. EVERYONE does. Sinatra, Ella, Barbra, and even our dear Doris. I'm glad you like them, because people did work hard on those records. But you couldn't PA...
by John M
03 Nov 2009, 13:16
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day "Personality"
Replies: 17
Views: 6875

Re: Doris Day "Personality"

Doris DID sing them. And most of them WERE released at the time, plus others: Two Hearts, Two Kisses (CO 40483), Ooh! Bang! Jiggly Jang! (CO 40581) (dreadful!), Whad'ja Put in That Kiss (CO 40798), Twelve O'Clock Tonight (CO 40870), Rickety Rackety Rendezvous (CO 41015), Walk a Chalk Line (CO 41071)...
by John M
03 Nov 2009, 12:50
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: In Loving Memory To My Cat Danskin
Replies: 15
Views: 6597

Re: In Loving Memory To My Cat Danskin

Oh Lisa, I'm so sorry for your loss. What a bittersweet birthday!
by John M
01 Nov 2009, 22:33
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Factor Video
Replies: 133
Views: 43923

Re: Doris Day: General Discussion 3

Years later, with lots of water over the dam, those who were involved with the film were asked if they could do it over.........??????? Their response was: "We would have used Doris Day AT ANY COST". Well, not the director, Joshua Logan, who said in his autobiography that he never wanted Doris for ...
by John M
31 Oct 2009, 21:54
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Factor Video
Replies: 133
Views: 43923

Re: Doris Day: General Discussion 3

I think it's awesome that the young people are discovering Doris without all the PR baggage from the late 60s and 70s, i.e. 40-year-old-virgin, out-of-date, etc. All they're seeing is a great talent. There's no BS around a supposed "image" for the people finding her today. I love that.
by John M
31 Oct 2009, 21:50
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: It will soon be Christmas..
Replies: 11
Views: 5147

Re: It will soon be Christmas..

Great job, Bryan! Very festive. I LOVE Doris' version of HYAMLC.
by John M
22 Oct 2009, 10:53
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Nellie Mckay - GOOD FOR DORIS!
Replies: 3
Views: 3260

Re: Nellie Mckay - GOOD FOR DORIS!

It may not be a dream Howard. This is exactly the kind of thing that can expose her catalogue to new and/or young listeners.

I've heard snippets of each song. It's fun. I'll probably get it.
by John M
18 Oct 2009, 00:31
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Streisand Sets Another Record
Replies: 13
Views: 5475

Streisand Sets Another Record

Barbra has done it again. Her new album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 100 and set another record: she becomes the first artist in history to have #1 in albums in FIVE consecutive decades (the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s & 2000s). Not too shabby for a woman pushing 70. The album is terrific. It's an album of...
by John M
11 Oct 2009, 01:50
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Dominique
Replies: 8
Views: 3170

Re: Dominique

Hi Dominique, I just read about your accident. I hope you get well super fast! We're all sending good thoughts your way!

Listen to some Doris and some Barbra. That'll help!
by John M
09 Oct 2009, 20:14
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: NPR Greatest Voice Poll
Replies: 8
Views: 5398

Re: NPR Greatest Voice Poll

Thanks Velda! (And I corrected the misspelling.)
by John M
08 Oct 2009, 21:22
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Forum foto fun - join in
Replies: 63
Views: 24127

Re: Forum foto fun - join in

Hilarious is right! I'm off to dig up some photos now...
by John M
08 Oct 2009, 21:18
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Julie
Replies: 164
Views: 98311

Re: Julie

Bryan, that's too funny about Notorious . That's not too shabby a film, either. :wink: Definitely check out Sabotage sometime. I'll be curious to hear your thoughts on it. And I love that poster! Johnny, that would be wonderful. Jas, that's a great topic for a piece. Noir is definitely a fascinating...
by John M
07 Oct 2009, 20:45
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Julie
Replies: 164
Views: 98311

Re: Julie

Bryan, I love Sabotage. One of my favorite early Hitchcocks. The bus scene is an absolute classic.
by John M
28 Sep 2009, 18:06
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Barbra Streisand at the Village Vanguard.
Replies: 10
Views: 4318

Re: Barbra Streisand at the Village Vanguard.

One other thing I take issue with Ray's statement, is that I don't think Doris knew when to quit. I think she quit too early. She defintely had more albums in her had she gone to a more mature, talent-friendly label, like Reprise (Sinatra's) or Pablo (Ella's). I respect her choice, but I don't agree...
by John M
28 Sep 2009, 17:58
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: Doris Day Photos started 20 Aug 2009
Replies: 202
Views: 146517

Re: Doris Day Photos started 20 Aug 2009

Suzie, as a whole Beverly Hills is much prettier than Toluca Lake. The street with Doris' TL house is quite beautiful, but literally right around the corner is a bit more of a dump. With TL, it all depends on what street you're on. But I'll take TL over BH any day. Less pretentious. In "L.A. parlanc...
by John M
28 Sep 2009, 13:08
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Barbra Streisand at the Village Vanguard.
Replies: 10
Views: 4318

Re: Barbra Streisand at the Village Vanguard.

Dominique, Barbra also sang that song ("Value") at her Central Park concert in 1967. It was a semi-standard of hers in the 60's.
by John M
28 Sep 2009, 12:58
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Barbra Streisand at the Village Vanguard.
Replies: 10
Views: 4318

Re: Barbra Streisand at the Village Vanguard.

True, Streisand's voice is still going strong. Saw her live in 2006. Incredible. She's far from having to call it quits. And she's only 3 years older than Doris was when she did Best Friends . Would have loved to have been at the Vanguard, but I'm fairly certain it will be released on DVD eventually...
by John M
28 Sep 2009, 12:50
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Factor Video
Replies: 133
Views: 43923

Re: Doris Day: General Discussion 3

Yep, it was Dinah Shore that Burt Reynolds dated, not Doris. Someone in my office made that same mistake.

Bryan, aren't dreams fun? :D That show sounds great. I wish we had more of them in the states. :cry: